Sprint's Tri-Fi Mobile Hotspot Arrives May 18
Sprint today announced that the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot goes on sale starting May 18. The Tri-Fi supports CDMA 3G, WiMax 4G, and LTE 4G, and can provide wireless internet access for up to eight devices. The Tri-Fi also includes a microSD memory card slot. The device costs $99 after rebate with a new agreement. Data plans for the Tri-Fi start at $35 per month for 3GB of combined 3G/4G data and max out at $80 per month for 12GB.
Boost Mobile's Latest Hotspot Costs $50
Boost Mobile today debuted the Netgear Fuse, a mobile hotspot that can provide up to 10 hours of web surfing for up to 10 devices via WiFi. The hotspot has a 2,500mAh battery and a 1.77-inch display, which provides device status info.
Sprint and Alcatel Debut Ride-Fi for In-Car Hotspot
Sprint and Alcatel today made the Ride-Fi available for purchase. This mobile hotspot, first announced last month, was made specifically for cars and plugs into vehicles' DC power port for in-car connectivity.
AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else.
Samsung Adds Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation to Note 4
Samsung today announced a modified version of the Galaxy Note 4 that takes the company's flagship handset to the Nth degree. The new Note 4 supports LTE Advanced (LTE-A) Tri-Band Carrier Aggregation (CA), which can provide peak download speeds of 300Mbps once such networks are available.